President Trump Declares He Will Send Military Troops to Restore Law and Order in Cities Gripped by Riots
President Donald Trump announced tonight that he will deploy military force in cities that are gripped by riots if blue-state governors do not get their acts in order and do so soon.
“My first and highest duty as president is to defend our great country and the American people,” Trump said in his speech. “I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation and that is exactly what I will do.”
Trump made it clear that he is an “ally of all peaceful protesters” who are protesting about injustices committed against George Floyd, who died during a police encounter with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. However, Trump will not allow the rioters to disgrace Floyd’s memory with their looting and wanton property destruction.
Trump announced that he would deploy “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” in order to restore order in American cities. These forces could be deployed as soon as tonight considering how blue-state governors have done so poorly at keeping their states safe.
Earlier in the day, Trump had criticized governors throughout the country for their “weak” response to the growing violence.
“You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time,” Trump said during the call to the governors. “They’re gonna run over you, you’re gonna look like a bunch of jerks. You have to dominate.”
“It is a war in a certain sense and we’re gonna end it fast,” he added.
Protesters outside of the White House were dispersed with tear gas and flash bangs to show that the president means business. Trump has had to go to an underground bunker beneath the White House because of the unruly protests in recent days.
After delivering his speech, Trump put his hand on the Bible in front of a historic church that had been burned by the rioters. The St. John’s Church’s was not destroyed despite the best efforts of the mob. Trump stood there to make sure it is known that American values will not be destroyed by this prolonged violence.
President Trump holding the Bible in front of St. John’s Church.
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“We have the greatest country in the world, we’re going to keep it nice and safe,” Trump said.
Trump will be putting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley in charge of the military response to the riots. Trump’s strength and resolve will inevitably be tested tonight, as riots are expected to continue as night falls.